I had the honor of sharing the SOLVEDmethod solution-focused team and leadership coaching with ATD Buffalo Niagara, above is an excellent video they made from our time. What Is SOLVED? SOLVED is an acronym for a process of solution-finding. While using the cards, you can choose to use them in the SOLVED order – initially suggested – … Continued
Solution-Focused team building is something that can be used to construct progress for your team. Below is an overview of solution-focused and the framework for the team building activity. I’ve used solution-focused coaching with management teams to share with the leadership a way to discuss strategy, progress, and regress in a manner that creates next … Continued
One problem I have with team building assessments is that most of the data gathering and evaluation questions are very passive. It seems as if team building is something that happens to people. As opposed to people being active players in their work life. Working with a Managing Partner in a law firm he shared … Continued
It can be helpful for managers to offer coaching and hands-on support as team members develop the skills they need to work well in a team and as the teams learn to work together.
It is ironic that many top management teams cannot provide a model for effective teamwork since many of them are senior organizational veterans with rich experience working in & leading teams.
In crisis team leadership bends towards short-term specification of “just do it!” The concept of coaching & development is lost in the need do it, do it fast, do it my way.
Team norms that develop during a crisis are likely to be dysfunctional during periods of stability.
This change in team composition broke the inertia – stuckness that team and team leader had been unable to resolve.
A crisis demands action and provides clear direction for that action. In stability the tasks of the management team are ambiguous.
Strong directive leadership frequently is required in a crisis. Once stability is achieved a more cooperative style is useful.